The Warriors had an impressive first quarter Tuesday.
Golden State held a 51-38 lead over the Nuggets after the first 12 minutes at the Pepsi Center. The 51 points was the most ever scored by a team in the first quarter of an NBA game in the shot clock era.
Via @ESPNStatsInfo: “51 points are the most points any team has scored in the 1st quarter in the shot clock era.”
— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) January 16, 2019
The Warriors connected on 10 of their 14 3-pointers in the period, which was also a franchise record for a single quarter.
The @warriors just put together the highest-scoring first quarter in NBA history! 🔥🔥🔥#DubNation pic.twitter.com/H5iuILLqPl
— NBA TV (@NBATV) January 16, 2019
Golden State star Kevin Durant tallied 17 points and knocked down all seven of his field goal attempts in the period. Klay Thompson chipped in 13 points while Stephen Curry drained four 3-pointers.
KD knocks down the @warriors 10th triple of the 1st quarter!#DubNation 51#MileHighBasketball 38
Durant: 17 PTS, 7-7 FGM, 3 3PM
Thompson: 13 PTS, 3 3PM
Curry: 12 PTS, 4 3PM
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— NBA (@NBA) January 16, 2019
The Warriors entered the game with a 29-14 record while the Nuggets came in at 29-13.